What information about medications should parents of children with migraine receive?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Advise patients to avoid frequent or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, triptans, or ergotamines. Naproxen sodium can be a particularly useful medication if acute therapy is needed frequently, as risk of rebound headache is lower with this agent. Advise migraine patients who have undergone prolonged treatment with amphetamines, phenothiazine, or propranolol to avoid sudden withdrawal from these medications, because migraine headaches may result.


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